University of Maine taps Sodexo as new vendor

The University of Maine has selected Sodexo to provide dining hall, retail and catering services at six of its campuses.

Increased local sourcing will be a key focus for the vendor, as it’s pledged to meet the university’s 20 percent local-sourcing requirement by the end of its first contract year, growing that to 25 to 30 percent by 2020, according to a release.

Sodexo also plans make wellness a priority by incorporating its Mindful by Sodexo recipes—which aim to provide healthy choices—into at least 55 percent of the resident dining menus.

The foodservice vendor will begin its five-year contract with UMS on July 1.

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